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Listings of a selection of free or nonprofit community, neighborhood and arts events in September 2018

Wednesday, Sept. 12

GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Clackamas Sunrise Rotary's 11th annual Golf Scramble is today at the Eastmoreland Public Golf Course. To sign up or sponsor, visit clackamassunriserotary.org.

CAREER WORKSHOPS: Northwest Family Services can help job seekers with all aspects of a job search. The workshops take place from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Also Sept. 13.

KNOW THE 10 SIGNS: Learn about memory loss at this workshop with the Alzheimer's Association from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Community Center. RSVP to the association at 800-272-3900.

DANCE LESSONS: Join the fun and square dance with the Bachelor 'n' Bachelorettes every Wednesday evening starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Abernethy Grange in Oregon City. Lessons start Wednesday, Sept. 5. For more info, call Patricia at 503-829-8529.

CITIZENSHIP (ESL) CLASS: Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers free 12-week citizenship classes from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 26 at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

TRAIL COUNT 2018: North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District needs volunteers to count the number of people using the district's trails. Volunteers must register in advance; visit ncprd.com/trailcount for more information or contact Caroline Patton at 503-742-4471 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

NOVEMBER BALLOT MEASURES: Learn more about ballot measures at 7 p.m. at this meeting of Citizens Informed and Aware, in the Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa Senior Living Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove.

Thursday, Sept. 13

50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: The Gladstone Senior Center will host its annual luncheon at 1050 Portland Ave. RSVP is required; call 503-655-7701.

BIKE NIGHTS: Latus Motors and the city of Gladstone host the final bike night of the year from 7 to 9 p.m. Portland Avenue will be blocked off between Dartmouth and Berkeley streets. Food, live music, vendors, raffles and beer garden. For details, visit latus-hd.com or call 844-232-4769.

FUNDRAISER: Coupons for this all-day fundraiser at Mike's Drive-In in Oregon City may be picked up at the Barclay House or by emailing the McLoughlin Memorial Association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

READ TO THE DOG: Children are invited to read to a therapy dog from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ledding Library. Call 503-786-7588 to sign up for a 15-minute session. No program Sept. 27.

OC WOMAN'S CLUB: The Oregon City Woman's Club will hold its first fall meeting at 11 a.m. in the third floor ballroom of the Oregon City Elks Club. The speaker will be Mike Day, homeless liaison of Oregon City Police Department. Lunches are catered so please call Bev at 503-989-9116 to RSVP.

Friday, Sept. 14

FAMILY STORYTIME: Children age 2 and up and their families are invited to join this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S. E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Also Sept. 21 and Sept. 28.

HEALING GARDEN GALA: This benefit for the Children's Center takes place today at the Embassy Suites at Washington Square. Buy tickets at childrenscentercc/healing-garden-gala.

Saturday, Sept. 15

FREE PSA DAY: Willamette Falls Media Center will produce 60-second spots as a community service from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1101 Jackson St., Oregon City. Candidates, nonprofits and businesses holding community events are eligible to participate. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-650-0275 to reserve your spot.

OREGON CITY FARMERS MARKET: The Oregon City Farmers Market, with 55 vendors, takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through October at the corner of Beavercreek and Kaen roads, on the Clackamas County Red Soils Campus.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: All are invited to this activity at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also Sept. 22 and Sept. 29.

NEIGHBORHOOD JUSTICE AND WITNESS NIGHTS: For this first event, local immigrants will tell their stories about immigrating to the Portland area from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Clackamas United Church of Christ, 15303 S.E. Webster Road, Oak Grove. A light dinner will be served; all are welcome. More events will be held in October and November.

OPEN GARDEN EVENT: Join the Backyard Habitat Certification Program for its first Open Garden event in Oak Grove from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This open garden event is free, and open to the public, but registration is required at goo.gl/forms/vLct6jYXur7T9yfa2. The exact address of the open garden will be emailed upon registration.

Sunday, Sept. 16

MILWAUKIE FARMERS MARKET: The market, with 75 vendors, takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through October at the intersection of Main and Harrison streets in downtown Milwaukie.

HISTORICAL PRESENTATION: Historian Karen Haas presents a talk about Eliza Jane Meeker, an advocate of women's suffrage, at 1 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

Monday, Sept. 17

PINOCHLE PLAYERS: Pinochle players are invited to play from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at 3500 S.E. Concord Road, Unit 15, in the Concord Terrace Mobile Home Park, Oak Grove. Entry fee is $1.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: Join the group for an evening of adventure at 4:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

YOUR HOME AS A STRATEGIC ASSET: Make a more informed decision as to whether staying in your home makes sense at this presentation from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Presented by Jennifer Fifer from Home Instead and Rodrigo Hulse from Peak Mortgage. Free; registration required, 503-653-8100.

WALK WITH EASE: This free six-week program will address balance, strength, flexibility and more. It takes place from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and continues through Oct. 26 at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

YOGA AND WELLNESS STORYTIME: Families with children of all ages are invited to enjoy a free 45-minute yoga class taught by Organic Movement at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Babies and caregivers should wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or towel. No registration required.

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY: All are invited to this ceremony for the Solids Handling Capacity Improvement Project from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tri-City Water Resource Recovery Facility, 15941 S. Agnes Ave., Oregon City. For more information, contact Edward Nieto at 971-284-7094 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, Sept. 18

RIVERS EAST VILLAGE: Rivers East Village, a community of volunteers forming to provide social connections and services to seniors in the Milwaukie/Gladstone area so they can stay in their homes as they age, will hold an informational meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Clackamas Fire District Station 4, 6600 S.E. Lake Road.

BOOK CLUB: The Rock Readers Mystery Book Club will discuss "The Care and Management of Lies," by Jacqueline Winspear at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library. Books can be picked up at the Information Desk.

FLU CLINIC: Local Walgreens pharmacists will provide seasonal immunizations and wellness checks from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pioneer Community Center. No RSVP required.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

COFFEE WITH A COUNCILOR: Meet with a Gladstone City Council member to discuss concerns about the city at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave.

WILLAMETTE FALLS WINERIES: Author Barbara Randall exposes the roots of Willamette Valley winemaking at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, Grange Hall, 22041 S. Kamrath Road. Visit Beavercreek.org, call 503-632-8370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BIRDSHILL: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Forest Hills Elementary School, Room 10, 1133 Andrews Road, Lake Oswego. Visit sites.google.com/site/mtbh1904sep.

CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd Road. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GAFFNEY LANE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Meadows Courtyard, 13637 Garden Meadow Drive, Oregon City.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, Church of the Nazarene, 4180 S.E. Jennings Ave. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LAKE ROAD: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, Milwaukie Station Food Cart Pod, 11301 S.E. 21st Ave.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa, 13505 S.E. River Road. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RHODODENDRON: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E. Fairway Ave., Welches. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Arts

Wednesday, Sept. 12

PHOTO BY GRACE MERCHANT - Paul MerchantPOETRY SERIES: The Milwaukie Poetry Series presents Paul Merchant from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Merchant is a 2007 Oregon Book Awards finalist.

ART LAB: Families are invited to explore the art world from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Today's inspiration: paper pixel collages.

CLACKAMAS ARTS ALLIANCE WORKS ON DISPLAY: See the work of Clackamas County artists at various locations. The art of both Nina Bradford and Cheryl Butterfield will be at the Development Services Building through Sept. 13. Artists from North Clackamas Christian School will show their work through Oct. 4 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, while Miriam Selby's work will be at Providence Milwaukie Hospital through Oct. 3.

ART EXHIBIT: See the work of Tobi Piatek and Wendy Avner through Oct. 11 and Ruth Armitage through Oct. 10 at the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. All art curated by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance.

BALLROOM DANCING: Dance to Swing Street Glenn Tadina Big Band and the Black Magic Band from 12:45 to 3 p.m. on alternating weeks at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. The cost is $5 at the door.

NOTE NIGHT: The Rich Gritty Duo of Edrid and Laraine will play music from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library, 13793 S.E. Sieben Park Way. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 13

LIVE THEATER: Clackamas Repertory Theatre's final play, "Ripcord," continues through Sept. 30 at the Osterman Theater, on campus at CCC at 19600 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For more info, call 503-594-6047 or visit clackamasrep.org.

Friday, Sept. 14

JOHN MUNGER MEMORIAL JAZZ BAND: It's a perfect opportunity for practicing dance steps from noon to 2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free.

Sunday, Sept. 16

LOCAL LIVE MUSIC: Listen to blues harp player Arthur Moore from 6 to 9 p.m. at Vinyl Tap Bar and Grill, 2099 S.E. Oak Grove Blvd., Oak Grove.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

DO YOU FEEL A DRAFT?: This adult writing group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every first and third Wednesday at the Oregon City Library.

Ongoing

LEDDING CLOSURE: The Ledding Library will close Monday, Sept. 24, for three weeks in order to move. The library will reopen in mid-October at the temporary location: 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. Contact phone numbers will remain the same.

STORYTIMES: The Gladstone Library hosts three different storytimes, at 135 E. Dartmouth St. Toddler Storytime takes place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Baby Storytime is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays; and All Ages Storytime is at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays.

SUPPORT GROUP: Join the Goodness Group from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the NAMI Clackamas Office, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., #501, Milwaukie.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Open Minds Art Studio meets from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the NAMI Clackamas Office.

NAMI CONNECTIONS: NAMI Connections meets 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Kaiser Brookside, 10180 S.E. Sunnyside Road.

WORKSOURCE WORKSHOPS: The Oregon City Library will host a series of job search and career advancement workshops from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through January.

McLOUGHLIN/BARCLAY HOUSES: The McLoughlin and Barclay houses are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Free tours are given 15 minutes after the hour and at 3 p.m. The home of Dr. John McLoughlin, "The Father of Oregon," is at 713 Center St., Oregon City. Tour groups welcome; email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit mcloughlinhouse.org for hours, dates, location and history.

HOLMES HOUSE: The historic 1847 Holmes House, nicknamed the Rose Farm, is open for the summer season from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 15. The Rose Farm is located at 536 Holmes Lane, at the corner of Holmes Lane and Rilance Lane in Oregon City. For history, hours, location and events, visit mcloughlinhouse.org.

BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Oregon City Public Library Used Bookstore, 502 Seventh St., will offer a 10 percent discount to seniors age 55 and older on Mondays.

SQUARE DANCING: All square dancers are invited to join the Bachelor 'n' Bachelorettes at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Abernethy Grange, 15745 S. Harley Ave., Oregon City. For questions, call 503-654-9141.

BINGO: Bingo for those 21 and over is played at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oregon City Elks Lodge No. 1189, 610 McLoughlin Blvd.

TOPS MEETING: The Milwaukie-based Take Off Pounds Sensibly group meets Thursdays at the Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ, 4790 S.E. Logus Road. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and the meeting is from 7 to 8 p.m.

BEAUTIFUL BABIES: This group for parents of mobile babies and young toddlers meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every first Thursday of the month at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Call 503-367-9116 for more info. Free dinner and child care.

TERRIFIC TODDLERS: This group is for parents with children 2 to 3 years old. It meets every second Thursday of the month at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Call 503-367-9116 for more info. Free dinner and child care.

GROWING UP: This group is for parents who have children 3 to 6 years old. It meets every third Thursday of the month at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Call 503-367-9116 for more info. Free dinner and child care.

TOPS MEETING: The Gladstone branch of Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 9:30 a.m. Fridays at St. Stephen Church, 290 W. Gloucester St.

TECH HELP: One-on-one computer and technology help is available by appointment from noon-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Gladstone Public Library. To schedule a half-hour appointment, call 503-656-2411, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the library at 135 E. Dartmouth St. Weekday appointments can be arranged if needed.

SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: This group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of the month at the NAMI Clackamas Office, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., Milwaukie. Call 503-344-5050 for more info.

SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST: Enjoy breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays at the Milwaukie American Legion Post, 2146 S.E. Monroe St. The event supports veterans and local community activities. Prices range from $3 for children to $7+ for adults.

CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST: There will be no breakfast at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge, but everyone is invited to a breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays at the Elks Park, 12178 S. Mulino Road, Canby.

CHARITY BINGO: The community is invited to play bingo from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays at the Milwaukie American Legion Post, 2146 S.E. Monroe St.

GET MOVING: The Oregon City Walking Group (getthinspired.me) meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. All ages and speeds welcome.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: This group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Clackamas Park Friends Church, 8120 S.E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie. For more information, call Margaret at 503-757-1943.

WAGON TONGUE TOASTMASTERS: All are welcome to learn to be a better public speaker with this supportive group. It meets from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in the commission chambers at the OC City Hall, 625 Center St. For more info, contact Jaime Reed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MILWAUKIE TOASTMASTERS: The Milwaukie Talkies Toastmasters meet from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Oregonians Credit Union, 6915 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie. For more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: From noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, join the Overeaters Anonymous group in Oregon City in the religious education wing of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 Sixth St. For more information, call 503-705-5599.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT STORYTIME: Children up to age 5 are invited to this event from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to this event at 10:15 a.m. Fridays at the Oregon City Library.

MAH JONGG: Those who enjoy American Mah Jongg are invited to play from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Happy Valley Library. Be sure to bring your 2018 National Mah Jongg League cards.

MUSIC MAKERS: Singers in the Oregon City area are invited to join this group meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. The cost is $30 per semester.

CURE: This organization that seeks to help people with incarcerated family members meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month (except the second Monday in September) at Abundant Life Church, 17241 S.E. Hemrich Road, Damascus. For more information, leave a message for Will Timberman at 503-757-7762 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DANCE LESSONS: Weekly lessons, $6 at the door, are held Sundays, starting Sept. 16 at 10666 S.E. 42nd Ave., Milwaukie. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. choreographed ballroom lessons; from 5 to 6:30 p.m. modern team dancing. More info at sites.google.com/site/rivercitydancers/lessons.

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